Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo , Canada
  • 89
    Acceptance Rate
  • 38
    Available Programs
  • 19000
  • 20000
    Average Cost
  • 93
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Laurier has been transitioning from a primarily undergraduate university to a mid-size research university. In the 2019 Maclean's magazine survey of Canadian universities, Laurier was ranked 6th out of 15 Canadian universities placed in the comprehensive category. The internationally renowned Faculty of Music at Laurier is considered one of the best in the country.  A September 2017 report indicated that students could choose to concentrate in Composition; Comprehensive; Music Education; Music History, Theory & Critical Analysis; Performance; or Community Music. The music faculty boasts two performance spaces, the Theatre Auditorium and the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall. The faculty also attracts a greater percentage of students from outside Ontario than any other faculty at Laurier.  

Entry requirements

An applicant must complete high school (requirements are country-specific). In addition, an applicant must also meet English entry requirements and program-specific requirements for the program of interest.

Scholarship & funding

If your average is 95% or higher in your best six 4U/M final grades (or equivalent), we will award you with the President's Gold Scholarship, which is worth $5,000, for your first year at Laurier. If you maintain the eligibility requirements, you will receive another $5,000 per year for Years 2 through 4 (up to Year 5 for some programs).

This scholarship is automatically renewable if you achieve an annual GPA of 10.5 or higher based on completion of a minimum of 5.0 full credits during the past academic year. Students who receive the President's Gold Scholarship are not eligible to receive in-course scholarships.

In Years 2 through 4 (up to Year 5 for some programs), you will be automatically considered for in-course scholarships based on your academic GPA, which are valued between $500 and $1,500 annually. In-course scholarships begin at a GPA of 10.0 and above (or approximately 80% and above).


Main Campus

Student life

This video is about the university experience of Wilfrid Laurier student.